Data Services Manager
Posted on Jan 15, 2019 by THE IBD REGISTRY
Data Services Manager
The IBD Registry is the first and largest repository of pseudonymised UK IBD data, and our mission is to use that collated and curated data to provide better understanding of IBD, to enable better treatments, better medicine, and better information for clinicians and for patients. We're looking for a motivated and organised Data Service Manager to manage the data-related tools, systems and processes that are at the heart of our service: the clinical Webtool (and related toolset) that we provide to hospitals, its data and its platform; the data interactions with our University specialists; and, of course, our hospital users who use the system to enter data, working at all times within a strict information governance framework that ensures the safeguarding of this essential health data.
The IBD Registry was started ten years ago and now is the largest UK-wide repository of certain patient data for those suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn's and Colitis. By bringing this data together, we can help transform outcomes for these patients: improve how they are cared for medically, about better understanding the drugs prescribed, about understanding the patterns of the diseases and in providing a platform for ongoing research.
Originally a project within the British Society of Gastroenterologists, the IBD Registry has grown so much, especially over the past few years, that it has now formed into an independent limited not-for-profit company to allow it to continue to grow and fulfil its mission. We have a small office team but our full UK-wide team includes top clinicians (various hospitals around UK) and data scientists (University of Liverpool). We are looking for some great new talent to join our small but lively team as we embark on our next growth stage.
We are seeking a Data Service Manager to manage the elements at the heart of our service: the Infoflex Webtool (and related toolset) that we provide to hospitals, its data and its platform; the data interactions with our University specialists; and, of course, our hospital users who use the system to enter data.
We are looking for someone who is organised, methodical and motivated, has a structured problem solving approach and a can-do attitude. The team is small and needs to work closely in support of each other (as well as in support of clients), so good interpersonal skills and communications skills are essential. Ideally, our candidate would have an interest in (or in learning about) healthtech (especially data), and the world of hospitals, clinicians and pharmaceutical companies that we support and engage with. Candidates should have relevant data and technology experience, an understanding of data protection and an appreciation of supporting potentially non-technical end users. This is a new role, and so there is real opportunity to make a positive impact from day one by helping to innovate and continually seek ways to improve our business processes.
The Data Service Manager is responsible for maintaining and updating the data-related tools, systems and processes of the IBD Registry (primarily the Web Data Tool) and interfacing with data and technical platforms that interface with them. We will provide in-depth training in our toolbase and third party software so that this role will become the primary knowledge base within our organisation for the tools we use and the data that flows through them. Maintaining security of patient data is paramount; we will provide full training in Information Governance (IG) and passing the IG certification is a condition of the role. The role also encompasses supporting the users who use the tool to enter the data, and the Data Service Manager will work closely with the Client Support Manager to ensure we provide a high quality service to our users. Our clients are mainly hospital trusts and our specialists are medical clinicians (doctors), so exposure to the medical world is helpful but not necessary.
We offer 25 days holiday each year plus usual Bank Holidays; a 4% employer's contribution to your pension. We are a young growing company, and so there is great scope for skills development and real career development opportunity.
Job Offer Details
This is a permanent full time role (5 days/week) and offering a salary of £29,000 -£33,000 FTE. Interviews will be at our offices in Epsom, only 30 minutes train journey from Waterloo, Victoria and Blackfriars, 15 minutes from Wimbledon. You must have the right to work in the UK.
Dates and Applying
Closing date for applications: Monday 14th January
Interview dates: Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th January 2019 (evening also possible). Please indicate in your return email if you cannot attend a certain day, and if you have a preference for a morning, afternoon or the Thursday evening (we cannot guarantee we can meet your preference but it helps us to know). Please hold at least one of these days free for interview on applying.
Please see our website for more information, including the full Job Description including the Person Specification. Alternatively, you can email us at the address given (also on our website)
To apply, please send us your CV plus a maximum 2-page letter covering three points: why you are the right candidate for this role; how you fit the Person Specification, plus details of your current salary package and 2 referees (we will not contact referees without your prior permission). If you have any questions, email us on the address given (also on our website).